Plant Mom 101: Clever Ways to Style Plants at Home

Trista - September 20, 2022
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Add Plants on Different Levels for a Dynamic Visual 

This plant idea works for spaces with tons of colors and designs. You can include subtle greenery to the room by haning plants, adding pots to the dresser, and putting some on the floor. This one is also good for beginner plant moms/dads struggling to create the perfect space. Adding it to your bedroom will give a lot of visual eye candy, and you don’t have to worry about what your guests will think or say. If you add air purifying plants such as snake plants, then you can also reap health benefits as well!

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Create a Statement Art Piece Overhead with a Ladder and Hanging Plants

In this particular example, there are a lot of design elements. You have rich jewel tones (the emerald green couch and ottoman), along with a mixture of patterns (the black/white rug), and amazing texutres (the balnket, courch, and stone wall). But the piece le resistance here is the visually stunning creation above the couch. And the lucky thing is that this is a totally easy DIY you could complete in a day. Suspending a ladder horizontally above the couch allow this homeowner to hang their plants from the prongs for a dreamy effect.

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Baskets, Baskets, and More Baskets. 

Baskets are often a handy item for any crafts and DIY projects. Plant baskets are a way to decorate your home and show off the plants. You can get plant-safe wicker baskets that you can use to display the plants that you have proudly. If you want to spruce up your bedroom, put some on the walls for a natural vibe. It takes even the drabbest spaces to the newest levels without worrying about painting and purchasing expensive decor. Many people don’t realize how easy this can be to achieve by simply thrifting the baskets. Plus, you can get them in various sizes and hang them on the wall for a balanced aesthetic.

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Create Light Friendly Walls with Plants 

Want to make a true paradise with all of your prized plants? This is the way to do it! It’s a simple design where you take a corner and decorate it with plants. This plant idea is perfect for those growers with many different aspirations and knowledge for a plethora of plants. A corner is the best location because you can utilize both ways to create a friendly, peaceful space. Even though the shelve is right by a window, you can still close the curtain when you don’t want the natural light to hit your plants. You can cover each shelf as well as the wall for a greenery that is almost never-ending. 

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Plants Can Make Or Break an Outdoor Seating area

This outdoor patio setup is the way to go for those who want to entertain guests in style. While technically not inside, it still counts as part of your home. You can use plants in your outdoor seating area in unique ways. A favorite method is the privacy wall, which you can set up to keep nosey neighbors out. Then, you can put a few plants here and there to break up the monotony of the privacy wall. Pairing this with a neutral or off-white color for the furniture enhances the natural vibe. This plant idea is the perfect way to show off and entertain the guests that come into your home. Since most neighbors love making their seating areas look different then the next, try this one if you have the chance. Whether you use your outdoor seating area for entertaining guests or reading a good book, accenting this space with plants will give you the ambiance you’re craving. 

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If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb, Use Dried Plants for An Elegant Accent

If you, like I, have a hard time keeping plants alive, take this factor out of the equation. Dried herbs and plants are quickly becoming a favorite among interior designers. It gives the fullness and life that live plants do, but without worrying about watering them. The hanging method looks like something straight out of the whimsical visuals of Practical Magic. If you’re someone who loves to stay in the kitchen, opt for dried herbs hanging above an island for magazine worthy aesthetics.

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Apartment Study Area 

Some of us live in high-rises where there isn’t enough space to put a bunch of plants. But one way to display some simple plants is to make a study nook in the corner and then fill it with some beautiful plants. You can add a desk to the window to look out and see the beautiful world below. From there, you can include a bookshelf, which can have sprawling plants and valuable knick-knacks. This plant styling idea is a way to craft a beautiful, unique study space bursting with green life. People who feel like their apartment is lacking will love this one. It’s a great way to get motivated and excited, whether you’re using the space to work or to study.

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Plants, Step Right Up!

We’ve talked a couple of times in this article about staggering plants, placing them on various levels, and so on. But this particular designer went with varying heights in a staircase manner. From desks and ladders to high shelves, you could practically climb from one surface to the next. Every top surface on this wall is covered in plants, and from the left, it gets higher and higher on the wall. Almost like steps. This design element creates a natural line for your eye to follow. And, overall, it’s visually appealing. Notice that the designer also puts a fun kitchen poster so you can use your various edible plants for smoothies and healthy drinks.

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Everywhere You Look is Plants, Plants, Plants!

This plant idea is an indoor garden that’s a feast for the eyes. It’s simple: you take a neutral space, and then fill it with plants of all kinds. This design will have you practically frothing at the mouth to make it your own! You can use plants of all kinds. While this one shows off a variety of cacti, there are tons that you can use, putting them all around and proudly displaying them in all sorts of ways from the ceiling to the wall and floor. Having your plants up high can protect them from pets. You’ll see that this designer also opted to use stools, plant stands, shelves, and ledges to make plants stand out. If they were all just pots on the floor, it would not be nearly as visually interesting.

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